|Pattern Description: |
Empire-line dress, sleveless, with godets
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although my ribbon was so perfectly matched it isn't as prominent as a contrasting ribbon would have been.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very easy and straight forward.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The little inserts (I think they're called godets) give the skirt a nice flip at the knees, and the ribbon trim is fun.
With tiny little bust darts, it's also more of a 'big girl' dress than a toddler dress. It's nice to find a pattern that gives a slightly more grown-up feel, while maintaining modesty.
Nice light cotton
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I left out the bows on the top of each godet - I thought it was a bit of overkill on such a busy fabric, and thought they might fray dreadfully after each wash.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I've sewn this one twice, and I'll sew it again.
It's a nice pattern for an every day dress, but could be dressed up for a party dress or 'nice going out to dinner' dress.
Fun and easy, flattering, and my little 4yo niece thought it looked quite 'grown up', while her father thought it still looked very 'little girl'. Win-win situation!